We’re writing a book

Kristin Tynski, a fellow trans woman on YouTube, has graciously invited me to contribute to her upcoming e-book, Hacking Transition. It’s an in-depth guide to the mental, physical, social and legal processes of transitioning, for trans women, by trans women. In addition to a comprehensive exploration of the science, medicine and raw mechanics of transition, we also focus on the personal and experiential aspects of living as a trans woman. Our book is as much about how to figure out whether you’re trans – often a rather significant stumbling block – as it is about what to do once you’ve decided you want to transition.

Topics covered include, in no particular order: problematic media images of trans women, maintaining your self-esteem, the true prevalence of transsexualism, legal protections, emerging treatments, resources for support, “is it normal to feel this way”, trans-friendly religions, coming out in any context, sex advice, relationship advice, disclosure, dealing with transphobia, choosing a name, style tips, “why am I still a guy in my dreams”, thought experiments and practical experiments for exploring identity, effects of HRT, “why doesn’t it work anymore and how can I get it to work again”, early transition and later-in-life transition, repression and hypermasculinity, nonsense autogynephilia theories, dysphoria or the absence thereof, “can I still be trans if…”, finding good therapists and doctors, fertility, “natural transition” scams, exercise regimens, recommended surgeons, and pretty much anything else that belongs in what’s basically “Being Trans: The Book”.

We’re aiming for a release date in May. If you’d like to sign up for updates on our progress, just go here. Questions, comments and recommendations are welcomed!


  1. formerlysuspended says

    Thanks for the wonderful post! I will share it with my blog followers. I’ll definitely check out the book’s progress in the meanwhile!


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